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This page is meant to display information relevant to the Access Technology hardware. This hardware is meant to support three features: V.C exhibit interactions, ticket management/distribution and gather data for analytic purposes.

General Information

General Information on variety of access Technology can be found here:AIM Global

Base Inventory for Cost Estimates

Approximations:

  • One access technology pass per visitor
  • Average busy day:  ???? Visitors
  • Number of exhibits/areas of interaction with access technology:  ??
  • Analytics based sensors:  ??
  • Wireless Access Points(if applicable):  ??


Technology/Product Comparison Matrix

Technology Company Description Pros Cons V.C. Exhibit use Distribute Tickets Analytics
EAS Sensormatic Concealed Systems Concealed anti theft system, little visual impact and cover wide openings little visual impact most likely high cost for limited functionality No - no method of distingushing tags No Yes - gain a headcount of people who pass through exhibit
Sensormatic LabelsLabels to use in sync with detection small footprints no unqiue IDs
RFID Transponders RF Code Asset TagsBattery operated RFID transponders have a large range and have been used in theme parks to help children from being lost Ranges up to 1000' of tracking The fobs are much larger compared to passive RFID chips, batteries need replacing every 4-7 years (depending on update speed) Unknown, unable to determine if passive RFID could be integrated, have to contact company Unknown, unable to determine if passive RFID could be integrated, have to contact company Yes - can track individuals from room to room on custom time intervals
Readers Receive signal for active RFID tags
WiFi RFID AeroScout RFID uses wifi standards to track active transponder Fobs can also have passive rfid, uwb or gps The fobs are much larger compared to passive RFID chips, batteries need replacing every 4 years (depending on update speed) Yes - Since passive rfid can be intregated it could allow for exhibit interactions. Certain models of tags have buttons and LEDS that could also be used for interactions. Also local based detection for small radiuses Maybe Yes, both recongize time in area and choke point detection hardware
Ekahau Fobs have buttons, leds and vibrator for additional input and response, range up to 500 feet Battery replace every 5 years, unclear if can interface with passive rfid Yes - Unsure of use with passive RFID, but there are Location Beacons which can detect if users in a small area Maybe Yes
More Cisco Partners
Passive RFID Texas Instruments Passive RFID Chips, used for security Simple Design, many company options, can use card or fobs Unable to track from a distance, requires all new hardware infrastructure Yes Yes Partially - Unable to enter ane exiting exhibits, can tell particiaption with exhibit
HID
Bar Code Honeywell KiosksTouchscreen kiosk with barcode reader Wifi enabled, all in one exhibit solution, Requires new hardware infrastructure Yes Yes Partially - Unable to enter ane exiting exhibits, can tell particiaption with exhibit
Motorola Fixed Scanners1D and 2D barcode scanners Small footprint, Not all in one solution, requires further itegration,
Syscan 2D Barcode ScannerUnit read 2d barcode Small package, can read of lcd screen or printed barcode, smaller footprint Not all in one solution
Generally Can make art from the barcode